Classes led by distinguished Northwestern faculty provide students the opportunity to learn more about the issues they encounter at their internship sites.



Engage Chicago welcomes undergraduate students from around the world. All applicants must have completed one year of college by the start of the program.

Info Sessions & Events

Interested students can speak with program staff and alumni through in-person and online information sessions. These sessions will be scheduled soon.


Applications for Engage Chicago 2018 are considered on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Apply now.

Early Deadline: January 29, 2018
Regular Deadline: February 26, 2018
Final Deadline: April 9, 2018

Admission and Internship Matching

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status within 10 business days of the respective deadline. Accepted students will then have 15 calendar days to make a $250 nonrefundable deposit to confirm their participation in the program. This deposit will be applied toward the student's tuition and housing costs.

Once accepted, students will work with Engage Chicago program staff to identify prospective internship placements based on students' interests and goals for the program. EC staff will arrange interviews with prospective sites and help facilitate matches between students and host organizations. This matching process will be ongoing in the months of March, April, and May. 


Fill out the form below to apply for Engage Chicago 2018. To complete this application you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Basic personal information
  • Responses to two short answer questions (optional third question for students interested in a special concentration)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial academic transcript

If you prefer to complete a hard copy version of the application, please email or call 847-467-3047.

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